Candlelighters For Children With Cancer was founded in 1977 by five families who had one thing in common: a child impacted by cancer.
At the time, there were no organizations to connect and support families going through this journey. Now, 45 years later, local families have come to depend on Candlelighters.
With the help ofÂ emergency financial assistance, regularÂ family activities,Â in-hospital programs, and an annualÂ family camp, we ensure that families have theÂ resourcesÂ andÂ connectionsÂ they need to navigate childhood cancer together.
Today, the organization has supported nearly 100,000 family members through the crisis of childhood cancer.
Candlelighters For Children With Cancer provides support every step of the way for families in Oregon and SW Washington facing childhood cancer.
From diagnosis through treatment and beyond, we offer programs such as emergency financial assistance, an annual family camp, regular family activities, bereavement support, and in-hospital meals.
Our programs are always free to Candlelighters families.